Plantigrade definition

plăntĭ-grād
Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits do.
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Walking on the whole sole, as a human or bear.
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A plantigrade animal.
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Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits do.
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Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits.
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(of an animal) Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground.
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A plantigrade animal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
plantigrade
Plural:
plantigrades

Origin of plantigrade

  • French Latin planta sole of the foot plat- in Indo-European roots Latin -gradus going (from gradī to walk, go ghredh- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition